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The Future of Product Design

Rapid prototyping technology is streamlining the production process by reducing time, materials, and costs.

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Awesome Automatons

The next generation of robots will do much more than vacuum the floor.

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Helping the Helpers

Occasionally, organizations dedicated to helping children and families need a little help themselves.

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Down to the Core

Some traditionally reclusive physicists are reaping the rewards of collaboration to solve some very weighty problems.

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Battling the Bloom

Scientists struggle to restore the ecosystem of a lake overcome by pollution and crippled by climate change.

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Let’s Go Shopping

Not long ago, exchanging money for goods was a rudimentary process. But today, modern commerce has turned shopping into a complex science experiment.

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The Science of Art

A unique interdisciplinary collaboration provides some insight on how computers visualize human language.

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